Posted in music on July 28, 2014

by Andrew Sacher


Athens, GA's Cancers were in NYC for a show earlier this month with Iron Chic, Waxahatchee/Swearin' side project Great Thunder, and one of Mikey Erg's many bands Now People (maybe you caught it?). If you like any of those bands, you'll most likely dig Cancers too. '90s alternative rock is the biggest reference point here, and the fact that they got Nirvana/Mudhoney/Soundgarden producer Jack Endino to helm their upcoming debut record, Fatten the Leeches, couldn't be more appropriate. Their grungy guitars are more than a little inspired by those early Sub Pop bands, but singer Ella Kaspar takes an airier approach, more akin to the dream pop bands of that era. It's a good mix, as you can hear on new single "Moral Net" which premieres in this post. You can listen below, along with another LP cut, "Be Cool."

The record comes out on September 16 on CD and digital via the band's own Kandy Kane Records, and Dead Broke Rekerds (who recently put out the Crow Bait / Nona split) is releasing it on vinyl and cassette. Song streams below...


Cancers - "Moral Net"

Cancers - "Be Cool"



Tags: Cancers

Comments (7)

Why pick such a shitty name?

Come on, how bad do you want people to NOT like you?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2014 10:50 AM

We need a cure for cancer not this!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2014 10:55 AM

Guys the name is about the astral sign. Chill out.

Posted by Ella | July 28, 2014 11:13 AM

Why are people talking about anything other than how great this band is? So great.

Posted by yr face | July 28, 2014 11:21 AM

OHHHH SHIT I think we have a new winner for worst band name in the tradition of WATERS and GIVERS and YACHT and BOAT.

Meanwhile if the definite article was attached at the front of their chosen solitary word and they played 3 chord rock in matching attire, I'd give them a pass.

It's all in the subtlety people!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2014 11:26 AM

Awesome fucking track! I think Cancers is going for the zodiac sign not the disease duh

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2014 11:27 AM

At the risk of editorializing, these women are guilty, and must be dealt with in a harsh and brutal fashion. Otherwise, their behavior could incite other women leading to anarchy of biblical proportions.

It's in "Revelations", people!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2014 11:55 AM

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